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  • Preventing Corruption in Asiaby Ting Gong; Stephen K. Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite intensified governmental and public efforts at corruption control in recent years, official transgression continues to surface in various ways of abusing the unique power and trust that a government holds. Preventing Corruption in Asia addresses a number of crucial questions: -What institutional arrangements are necessary to ensure... more...

  • Political Science and Chinese Political Studiesby Sujian Guo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 169.16

    We have witnessed the substantial transformation of China studies, particularly Chinese political studies, in the past 30 years due to changes in China and its rising status in the world as well as changes in our ways of conducting research. As area studies specialists, we are no longer ?isolated? from the larger disciplines of Political Science and... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Governmentby Sujian Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Over the past two decades, China?s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics in China as well as the conceptual ability to explore... more...

  • The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japanby Minoru Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These... more...

  • China in the 1980sby Shaun Breslin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    This book analyses the changing nature of centre-province relations in China in a period of rapid economic change. It aims to show how leadership conflicts over the nature and scope of economic change gave rise to an incremental and reactive reform process. The resulting partially reformed economic system not only gave many provincial leaders the ability... more...

  • Chinaby Tongdong Bai

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    China is a rising economic and political power. But what is the message of this rise? Tongdong Bai addresses this increasingly pressing question by examining the rich history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present.Chinese political traditions are often viewed negatively as 'authoritarian'... more...

  • The Rise of Think Tanks in Chinaby Xufeng Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process has generated great interest... more...

  • The A to Z of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume?Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance conferred upon them by their... more...

  • State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Koreaby Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from a state-centric to a contested one. This book presents... more...

  • Negotiating Political Power in Turkeyby Elise Massicard; Nicole Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and individuals who both cooperate and compete with one... more...